Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
with the latest in the next half hour. >>> in washington news, the white house says it has met the self-imposed goal for healthcare.gov. an obama adviser says the five-week emergency, quote, tech surge has doubled the capacity of the online portal. the site can handle 50,000 simultaneous users. but experts say major challenges remain. we'll talk to former hhs secretary michael leavitt in the next half hour. >>> amazon testing delivering packages using drones. could deliver packages that weigh up to 5 pounds, that represents 86% of packages amazon delivers. ceo jeff besos making the announcement on "60 minutes" last night. >> that's the earliest we could get the rules from the faa. my guess is that's probably a little optimistic. but could it be four, five years. >> amazon, the fellow online retailers had a lot on the line today, it's cyber monday, jon fortt joins us onset. your opinion on the drone story? >> well, i think it's possible to do. i worry that pranksters with -- >> my son showed me this. there's a guy that put a submachine gun on the helicopters and used it to destroy a car.
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
move steady south. that will of course argue for tapering next year and ending qe next year and also growth going into 2014 and particularly 2015. >> mark, one recurring theme we've had in discussions over the past several months is looking for effect of obama care. you did get strong growth in that 20 to 49 employee business size. but it's less than you had with smaller businesses and with larger businesses. are you seeing any pick up, statistical evidence of impact of obama care in numbers? >> no. none. i can't see it. in terms of the job creation or for companies that are around that key 50 employee threshold, i don't see anything. of course the employee mandate was delayed. maybe companies aren't going to react. they'll wait until next year this will they start to react. i don't see it in part time employment, hourly earnings. it's very difficult to see. now, it could also be the case going back to counter fact we don't know what the world would look like if obama care wasn't implemented. that's a tough argument to make. i just don't see it in the data. >> thanks for joining us t
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
's the next thing i want to ask you. i'd like you to come up with a policy you can recommend to president obama on the air right now that would be better than the minimum wage. because recall, 40% of unemployed people today are long-term unemployed, disproportionately in the bottom 20% and those people will be hurt by minimum wage increases. but you and i agree that minimum wage people could make more money to support their families better. what's a better policy starting right now that president obama should be talking about instead of what he's doing, which is hurting poor people such they can make more money no matter how much it costs. >> look, just to be clear. i like the question, but i don't agree with the premise. i do think a moderate increase would help. to answer the part of your question that i agree with, here's what i think he should do. the earned income tax is a very important pro work subsidy. this is a good way to help low-wage people. but for childless adults, adults who don't have kids, it's rea y really -- i would increase the childless adult part of the earned incom